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On this day in football history
- 1879 England beat Wales 2-1 at the Oval in the first full international between the two countries.
- 1910 Liverpool signed Donald McKinley as a professional. A fine wing-half or full-back he remained with them until 1929 appearing in well over 300 League matches and captaining the club in their Championship-winning seasons of 1921-22 and 1922-23. He also played in the 1914 Cup Final when Liverpool lost 1-0 to Burnley. This was the first Cup Final attended by a reigning monarch; King George V. Scotland capped McKinley twice in 1922.
- 1913 Wales beat Ireland 1-0 in Belfast. Welsh Trainer George Lathom, who had ended his career as a player six years earlier, was called upon to play at half-back.
- 1913 Frank Howard, Manchester City centre-forward, scored 4 goals on his Football League debut against Liverpool. Towards the end of the First War he was called as a witness at the inquiry into the Liverpool v Manchester United "rigged result" scandal of April 1915. He received a year's suspension, to become effective at the end of the War, for witholding information.
- 1913 At the age of 50 John Goodall appeared in his last competetive match; for Mardy against Swansea in Division Two of the Southern League. He was centre-forward in the Preston North End team which won the Football League in its first season and the FA Cup in 1888-89.He later played with Derby County, Plymouth Argyle and Watford and was capped 14 times for England between 1888 and 1898.
- 1960 Everton signed Tommy Ring, Clyde's Scottish international left-winger. In ten years with Clyde he had played in over 300 matches(272 in the Scottish League) and scored 172 goals (124). In October 1960 he broke his leg at Chelsea; an injury which virtually ended his career. He tried a come-back with Barnsley the following season but was unable to recover his form and went back north of the border to join Aberdeen. However after only two games in their first team he accepted the innevitable and left first-class soccer. After leaving Clyde he had managed only seven goals in 50 matches. Between 1953 and 1958 he was capped by Scotland on twelve occasions and won Scottish Cup winners medals in 1955 and 1958.